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8 March 2016, 15:43
A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in Hull who he met online.
Humberside Police is warning about a significant increase in sexual assault reports carried out by offenders who are meeting their potential victims via social media.
Detective Inspector Rick Osgerby said: ‘’ Online relationships tend to progress far more quickly that those offline, as people feel more able to be more open and emotionally honest. ‘’ Detective also states that this behaviour leads to false feeling of a fast relationship development which ends up with being too opened with complete strangers. This behaviour is causing very serious consequences.
Police have the following tips for staying safe online:
Visit Get Safe Online and the Humberside Police Cyber Security- Has It Clicked? websites for more information on how to avoid online criminals.